bean: Toby’s Estate
The café, is nothing glamorous, with just a little eat in section one of many along a pedestrian road. As you walk in you go right up the counter and order there. There does not seem to be any table service. I order two flat whites to sit in.
Taste wise, they were a little on the milky side, the bean seemed almost hidden within this drink, which actually surprised me, as Toby’s in their actual café has a very strong piercing taste to it, which while I have not reviewed it yet, is great. I’m assuming that the coffee was a little on the under extracted side. Side note here, the coffee shop is very exposed to the elements and the humidity has gone up and down a few times today, managing the grind would have been harder then normal, although it’s not really the best excuse.
Over all, I struggled to pick out any really distinctive tastes, however the aroma of the drink was really pleasant with that smoky Toby’s bean smell. I liked the fact that there was a nice cafe to sit at, however, there are other options, doing the same thing near by. This arm of the chain, just does not have the same style or flair as their USYD brother. Coffee was above average for sure, but nothing about it will draw me back, given the plethora of coffee places around.
Feel: inner-city lunch stop
Like it: 5/10
Service : 6/10